The electric vehicle requirement is part of a broader initiative by the New Zealand government to ensure that the country’s public sector is fully carbon-neutral by 2025. New Zealand will also mandate that all public sector buildings to be held to a “green standard” of emissions and energy use, as well. Think of like, a LEED-certified building, but in New Zealand.
She also used that speech to declare a climate emergency in the country, which she called, “a declaration based on science,” according to the NZ Herald. She also called the moves a “acknowledgement of the next generation”.
Can listen to her speech too at New Zealand Requires ALL Government Agencies To Buy EVs
In a move that is sure to be celebrated by kiwis of all kinds, the government of New Zealand passed a law earlier this month that will require all its agencies and ministries to exclusively buy electric vehicles over internal combustion options.